Grace <I>Phillips</I> Pollard

Grace Phillips Pollard

Death 4 May 1932 (aged 58–59)
Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
Plot 8 001
Memorial ID 37651927 · View Source
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was the wife of John Garland Pollard, governor of Virginia from January 15, 1930 to Jan 16, 1934. She is the only Portsmouth woman to serve as the First lady of Virginia and the only one to die while her husband was in office. Mrs. Pollard suffered from arthritis and was confined to a wheelchair during much of her husband's tenure as governor. However, she still managed to supervise the planting of dogwoods and boxwoods on the grounds of the state capitol and the governor's mansion. When she died a local paper referred to her as "A women whose touch made everything beautiful". Today, thanks to her work, dogwoods line Virginia's highways. She was buried in the family plot.

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  • Maintained by: Mike Bogoslawski, USN (Ret)
  • Originally Created by: Mike Cooper
  • Added: 28 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 37651927
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Grace Phillips Pollard (1873–4 May 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 37651927, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Mike Bogoslawski, USN (Ret) (contributor 46800216) .